With spring just around the corner, there’s light at the end of the tunnel of freezing-ness but with it comes an outerwear dilemma. We’re not quite ready to switch up our puffas for something uber flimsy or to dare to go commando in the coat department yet still fancy a bit of new season newness.
Meet the rain mac that we guarantee will soon be your new BFF – it’s already a go-to for both A-listers like Nicole Scherzinger and hip girls about town like Immy Waterhouse (Suki’s little sister) and Helena Bordon.
You don’t need to opt for the cagoule of your school days. Last season Miuccia Prada ignited our love for colourful rain macs with a Seventies style twist at Miu Miu and now ASOS has come up trumps with this little white number with its contrast green panels. Topshop’s longline trench has a more classic feel but its kimono sleeve shape gives it a real fashion edge.
But this is more than just a style update, it’s also one of the most practical purchases you’ll make all year. Choose a waterproof option with a hood and wear it now with lots of layers and later on it will be a perfect for festival season atop little summer dresses and cut off shorts.
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By Stephanie Hirschmiller